Industry Update


October 2, 2018

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has acquired European flow control and oxy-fuel solutions specialist Gas Control Equipment (GCE).

Read more: ESAB acquires Gas Control Equipment

Manufacturing leads economic growth: StatsCan

September 30, 2018

Statistics Canada figures show the economy grew 0.2 per cent in July, led by the manufacturing sector.

Read more: Manufacturing leads economic growth: StatsCan

Martinrea's new Auburn Hills, Michigan, tech centre

September 26, 2018

A recent Globe and Mail report (“Location, location, Michigan: Canadian auto-parts maker develops tech near Detroit”) explores the motives behind one auto parts supplier in consolidating some of its operations in the US.

Read more: Auto parts makers respond to tariffs, NAFTA uncertainty

IMTS 2018

September 25, 2018

Organizers of IMTS 2018, which took place in Chicago September 10-15, say that this year’s event set all-time records.

Read more: IMTS 2018 a record breaker

Sohail Naroo, Bystronic Canada

September 25, 2018

Bystronic Canada Ltd. has announced the addition of Sohail Naroo to its Canadian division as direct sales engineer.

Read more: Sohail Naroo joins Bystronic Canada sales team

Artist's conception, Bystronic Experience Center

September 24, 2018

Bystronic has officially launched construction of its new Experience Center and corporate headquarters.

Read more: Bystronic breaks ground on Chicago Experience Center

ONCAP buys Walter Surface Technologies

September 21, 2018

ONCAP, the middle market private equity platform of Onex, has purchased a majority stake in Walter Surface Technologies in partnership with the existing management team.

Read more: ONCAP acquires Walter Surface Technologies

CWB Association

September 18, 2018

The CWB Association has voiced its concern about the impact of US steel tariffs on the Canadian welding industry.

Read more: Welding group warns steel tariffs hurting industry

Bombardier: keeping it in the family

September 12, 2018

The National Bank of Canada says Canada’s 43 most prominent family controlled businesses – a group which includes Bombardier – “sustainably” outperform the S&P TSX composite index.

Read more: Bombardier among outperforming businesses: National Bank

Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains

September 10, 2018

The federal government plans to make a decision on safeguards against steel dumping in the coming weeks, Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains said Friday.

Read more: Decision on anti dumping measures is pending: Bains

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